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Monday August 3

06:50
∞ Rene Ritchie makes sense of the iPhone 12 5G mess

[VIDEO] This is a pretty solid walkthrough of how 5G will come to iPhone users (video embedded in main Loop post). Especially useful is the explainer on the differences between FR2 (the super high speed branch of 5G) and FR1 (the flavor that will roll out to the vast majority of users, those not in spitting distance of the 5G towers).

Lots of lingo, but worth your time. 5G is coming.

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06:46
Warren Buffett’s $35B stake in AAPL tripled in value...

Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has seen its $35B stake in AAPL triple in value to around $104B following the stock reaching a new all-time high on Friday …

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06:42
Discussing Apple's App Store with Rogue Amoeba...

Following months of drama about Apple's App Store policies and procedures, your AppleInsider Podcast hosts talked to Mac developer and founder of Rogue Amoeba software, Paul Kafasis, to get the developer's point of view.After the House antitrust hearing, developers have spoken out against statements made by Apple CEO Tim Cook. On this special episode on the AppleInsider podcast, longtime Mac developer and founder of software company Rogue Amoeba, Paul Kafasis joins us for a special interview.With over 20 years of experience in software development, Paul comments on several claims made by Tim Cook during the hearing, Apple's 30% revenue cut from App Store purchases, and on the opening of iOS and iPadOS to side-loading apps.

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06:33
Apple iPhones top the list of best handsets for...

Ahead of the rumored iPhone 12 launch, a new study from online phone retailer, comparemymobile.com, has uncovered the best and worst handsets for depreciation - with Apple taking the top spot and Sony coming in last place.

The study found those who bought a Sony Xperia 1 II at launch have lost about US$16.86 a day on the phone in the two months (69%) it has been out, with the phone losing more total value than any iPhone from the iPhone 8 Plus (launched in 2017) onwards. With the average cost of a flagship handset sitting at around US$871 the study by the London-based company ound that opting for an Apple iPhone, could save customers hundreds of pounds when it came to trading it in.

The study compared the trade in prices for flagship handsets from major handset manufacturers across recent release windows including Apple, Google, Huawei, Samsung,...

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06:30
Sony's next PlayStation stream has 'no big...

Sony has just announced that its latest “State of Play” event is happening this Thursday, August 6th at 4PM ET — but don’t expect quite the volume of news we got at the last big PlayStation event. In early June, we saw a ton of PS5 games and the firs...

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06:24
American Airlines adds free inflight Apple TV+...

Zach Griff, The Points Guy:

Beginning Aug. 1, American now offers free inflight streaming of Apple TV+ shows, an airline spokesperson confirmed with TPG.

This new streaming option is available to every flyer with a Wi-Fi capable device on flights that feature internet access. However, you don’t need to pay for internet in order to stream — you’ll just need the AA app on your phone or tablet or visit aainflight.com on your laptop.

If and when you ever fly again, be sure to download the AA app (or whatever airline you’re traveling on) to your device before you leave. That way you won’t have to pay for internet just to download the app.

If your flight is equipped with seat-back entertainment, you’ll find a selection of Apple Originals preloaded on the screen.

The deal is exclusive to American, and builds on their existing Apple Music streaming deal.

Smart for American, smart for Apple. On Apple’s side, it builds the Apple TV+ brand, builds the...

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06:23
Panera now offers 3% Daily Cash Back with the Apple...

Panera has announced that customers can now get unlimited 3% Daily Cash Back when they use an Apple Card with Apple Pay in the Panera app, on Panera.com or for at-register purchases in bakery-cafes nationwide.  

Panera is the only restaurant to offer 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card, according to Chief Digital Officer George Hanson. Customers get a percentage of every Apple Card purchase back in Daily Cash. Daily Cash is added to customers' Apple Cash card each day and can be used right away for purchases using Apple Pay, to put toward their Apple Card balance or send to friends and family in Messages.

For more information, visit www.apple.com/apple-card. Along with offering 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card when guests use Apple Card with Apple Pay, Panera offers a variety of off-...

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06:15
Today at Apple and Sentrock turn Chicago into a...

Last week, artists from Chicago shared their inspiration with hundreds of students across the city through Sentrock’s Summer Studio. The collaboration with Today at Apple brought virtual sessions to Chicagoland youth to keep creativity flowing even during challenging times.

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06:13
Look for the non-5G iPhone 12 in October, the 5G...

Apple may launch its 5G iPhones in two stages, with two 6.1-inch models in the first and another two 6.7- and 5.4-inch devices in the second, claims DigiTimes.

Shipments of flexible boards for the new smartphones new iPhones will peak some 2-4 weeks later than usual this year, the article adds, quoting unnamed sources. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks that the iPhone 12 will indeed launch in two stages, but that the 5G models will all debut at the same time.

During last week’s call with analysts about the company’s latest financials, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri confirmed that the next gen iPhones would be delayed a bit. I’m expecting the non-5G versions to arrive in October (about a month later than usual) with the 5G models arriving in customers’ hands in November.

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06:13
‘The Oprah Conversation’ on Apple TV+ is a Hard But...

Ever since Oprah Winfrey signed up to Apple TV+, its never been quite clear, save from being a big name, what her role on the platform is. The first thing she did was bring her famous Book Club to Apple’s new service and then responded to the COVID-19 outbreak with a series discussing that, as part of Apple’s general response to the pandemic. However, it was fair to assume that the queen of talk shows would eventually launch one at her new home, and so it is. The Oprah Conversation looks set to tackle some of the biggest issues of the day.

An Uncomfortable Conversation With Oprah

The Oprah Conversation starts with a two-part discussion about racism with NFL star Emmanuel Acho. Mr. Acho recently launched a series on YouTube called ...

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06:10
Apple hit with $1.4 billion lawsuit over China'...

A dispute over Apple's alleged use of Chinese patents in Siri is continuing with a new lawsuit demanding $1.43 billion in damages, and could potentially see Apple banned from China.The Siri interface icon in iOS 13. Credit: AppleEight years after first suing Apple, Chinese company Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology is again pursuing the company with a lawsuit. This one repeats the contention that Apple has infringed on its patents, and is calling for Apple to be prevented from selling its devices in China.

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06:00
Take 64% off: PIQO 1080p Mini Projector

Looking for something fun to do with family and friends? Why not have your own movie night under the stars, or watch your favorite flick (or shows) on a REALLY big screen? The PIQO 1080p Mini Projector is a tiny, cube-shaped projector that can blast a bright image up to 240 inches diagonally. Normally retailing for $799, AWT readers can get this pocket-sized wonder for just $279.99 for a limited time.

Embark on an immersive cinematic media viewing experience with the PIQO HD 1080p Projector. It provides you the sharpest picture you’ve ever seen from a projector and projects to a massive 240". With a 200 lumen bulb, you’ll enjoy an HD viewing...

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06:00
NetMarketShare: iOS market share up slightly in July...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Apple’s iOS was up last month, but macOS dipped.

In July macOS had 9.40% of the desktop/laptop market compared to 9.42% in July. Windows remains dominate with 87.70%.

In July, iOS had 28.82% of the mobile operating market, compared to 28.79% in June. Android remains dominate with 70.6% of the market.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

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06:00
Creative SXFI Air headphones are a great product...

By Dustin Darnell

Overall, the US$139.99 Creative SXFI Air headphones are a great product, although initial setup was the most complicated of any headphones I've ever used.  It involved downloading a special app and taking pictures of my face and each ear.  The app then used the images to make a personalized profile for me to optimize the sound quality. While this seemed like an interesting concept, it still needs a bit of work for the optimization.  

Once everything is set up, you have the choice of listening with or without the personalized audio profile. I prefer to not use the personalized audio profile, as it sounds like I am in a very large room and the audio is coming from the far side of the room. 

When I do not use the personalized audio profile, the sound is fantastic. So good, in fact, I had to work to determine ...

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05:59
Shanghai claims Apple’s Siri infringes on its patents

Another day, another lawsuit. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Company, Shanghai company that was recently awarded a Chinese patent for a voice assistant similar to Apple Inc.’s Siri, is suing Apple for patent infringement. 

If successful, the lawsuit could prevent the American tech giant from selling many of its products in its most important market outside the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal (you’ll need a subscription to read the entire article). The Shanghai company (also known as Xiao-i) wants 10 billion yuan (approximately $1.43 billion) in damages. The company also wants Apple to cease "manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing" all products that it says infringe on the patent. 

This isn’t the first dust-up between the American and...

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05:57
Chinese AI Company Shanghai Zhizhen Sues Apple for $...

Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said today it’s suing Apple for US$1.43 billion, claiming Apple violated its patent with Siri (via WSJ).

Shanghai Zhizhen Lawsuit

In late June, China’s Supreme Court ruled that Shanghai Zhizhen owns a patent for a virtual assistant with technology similar to Siri. This was the result of a legal battle between the two companies that lasted eight years. Shanghai Zhizhen now alleges that Apple is infringing on that patent and wants Apple to stop sales, production, and the use of products using Siri.

If Shanghai Zhizhen applies for a preliminary injunction, the court could decide to ban Apple from selling products loaded with Siri in China for the duration of the trial, said Fang Jianwei […] However, Mr. Fang said such injunctions have to meet strict...

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05:49
American Airlines now offering inflight streaming of...

American Airlines has expanded its partnership with Apple. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier now offers free inflight streaming of Apple TV+ shows, reports The Points Guy.

The streaming option is available to every flyer with a Wi-Fi capable device on flights that feature Internet access. However, you don’t need to pay for internet in order to stream; you just need the AA [American Airlines] app on your phone or tablet or visit aainflight.com on your laptop.

Plus, if your flight is equipped with seat-back entertainment, you’ll find a selection of Apple Originals preloaded on the screen, according to The Points Guy. The ability to stream Apple TV+ is exclusive to American Airlines.

In January 2019, American Airlines began providing Apple Music subscribers with access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any...

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05:46
Google to buy stake in ADT in $450M Google Nest...

Announced on Monday morning, the deal, worth $450 million, will establish a long-term commitment to partnership with ADT and will give Google a 6.6% share of the company.The move will combine Google Nest's hardware with ADT's installation, service, and monitoring. Google Nest customers will be offered both DIY and professionally installed security services."We're excited to partner with ADT to further our mission of building helpful devices for the home," said Rishi Chandra, GM and Vice President of Nest.

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05:41
Warren Buffett's stake in Apple now worth $100...

Apple's latest stock valuation means Warren Buffett's stock holdings are now worth three times what he originally paid for them, starting in 2016.Berkshire Hathaway's Warren BuffettTwo weeks after his Apple stake was valued at $91.3 billion, investor Warren Buffett has seen that rise to around $104 billion. It follows Apple's rising share value, which had a 10% increase after the company reported its record-breaking June quarterly figures.

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05:39
Firm accusing Apple of patent infringement wants to...

A Chinese company that has accused Apple of patent infringement wants to ban Siri in China until the case is finally decided. It is asking the court for an injunction of the sale of all products which include Siri – which is almost everything Apple makes.

The application follows an earlier court victory in which Xiao-i (whose full name is Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co) was awarded a Chinese patent for a virtual intelligent assistant …

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05:34
Here are five alternatives to TikTok on your iPhone...

With the threat of a presidential ban of TikTok looming, now may be a good time to find another service. Here's a few suggestions that could be the best replacement for you.The highly-popular TikTok has received some heavy scrutiny for a variety of reasons. The issues in the last few months range from its practice of "clipboard snooping" to allegations that it is a potential danger to US national security, due to its ownership by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance.In the latest twist of TikTok's existence, it has become the subject of a potential ban in the United States, after President Donald Trump declared one was happening soon. The threat has already made an impact, and Microsoft may or may not swoop in to take over TikTok's US operation.Given the...

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05:05
William English, the man who built the world’s first...

William English, the man who built the world’s first mouse, has passed away at age 91.

While it was Apple who brought the mouse to public attention with the launch of the Lisa in 1983 and the Macintosh in 1984, it was actually first demonstrated way back in 1968 – and you can watch that demo below …

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04:36
Security Enclave vulnerability seems scary, but won...

Security researchers have recently revealed a vulnerability in the Secure Enclave Processor, but while the data store for sensitive information means data including Apple Pay details and Face ID biometric records are potentially at risk to attackers, the reality is that it is still extremely unlikely to be a major issue for the vast majority of Apple customers.The Secure Enclave protects biometric data used for Touch ID and Face ID. On July 24 at the MOSEC Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, China, a talk by security researcher Xu Hao of Team Pangu revealed there was an issue with Apple's Secure Enclave Processor. The team was able to discover a problem with the chip that made it vulnerable, one that it deemed to be "unpatchable" by Apple.

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04:20
Apple may split 'iPhone 12' release into...

Sources within the supply chain say that component orders suggest Apple will release its 6.1-inch "iPhone 12" models first, with the others following later.Credit: iSpazioFollowing Apple confirming that the "iPhone 12" will be available "a few weeks later" than normal, industry sources are now saying that the four models may be release in stages. While they will presumably all be announced at the same time, it's thought now that the two 6.1-inch iPhone models may be released first.

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04:10
iPhone 12 delay could see two-stage launch, says...

Apple last week confirmed reports of an iPhone 12 delay that will go on sale ‘a few weeks later’ than the usual late-September timeframe. A supply-chain report claims to offer a little more detail, suggesting that the new models will go on sale in two stages.

That idea is of course not without precedent. We first saw it in 2017, with the iPhone X being announced in September but not going on sale in November, and again the following year when the iPhone XR was announced in September and wasn’t available until October …

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04:00
Time for Apple to reevaluate how the App Store does...

If there’s a segment of Apple’s business that seems to fly in the face of the company’s philosophy—not just in terms of making a product that is substandard or lackluster—but in terms of actually being at odds with the way it otherwise does business, you couldn't put forth a more prominent example than the App Store.

The discussion, always at a constant simmer in the Apple community, bubbled up once again last week even as Apple CEO Tim Cook was grilled by lawmakers over antitrust concerns. Developers, regularly dissatisfied with the company’s lack of transparency and equality over rules, took the opportunity to renew criticism of not only that, but the hefty 30-percent cut of proceeds.

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03:38
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera update, Wemo smart plug...

In this week's HomeKit Insider Podcast, we talk about the details of the new HomeKit update to the Arlo Pro 3, review the Belkin Wemo, and more.HomeKit Insider: A new AppleInsider podcastThe biggest news is that Arlo has rolled out HomeKit support for its Pro 3 Floodlight Cam which brings not only camera support, but motion sensor and light control as well. We cover other news this week as well including the Netatmo Presence Smart Outdoor Camera availability in the US, Yobi B3 available on Amazon, and Apple's list of popular smart home apps.

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03:24
How to listen to your podcasts on a HomePod

It’s easy to listen to podcasts on a HomePod. There are hundreds of thousands of free podcasts to choose from.

How to listen to a podcast. Say, for example, “Hey Siri, play the podcast Myths & Legends.”

How to subscribe to a podcast. Say “Hey Siri, subscribe to this podcast” to add it to your library. When new episodes are available, they appear in Listen Now in the Podcasts app on your iOS device and Apple TV.

How to change the playing speed. Say “Hey Siri, play this faster,” or “Hey Siri, play this slower” to listen to news and podcasts at a pace you’re most comfortable with.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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03:15
China Apple Stores host first Today at Apple...

A selection of Apple Stores in mainland China have resumed in-store Today at Apple education sessions on a limited basis.Today at Apple includes sessions on how to use the Procreate art appNine Apple Stores in China have now completed their first Today at Apple sessions following the coronavirus outbreak. Each appear to be running the same program, consisting of three hours of sessions between 10:00 and 13:00 local time.

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03:15
Logitech MX Master 3 mouse review: Logitech sticks...

I have two desktop Mac setups, one at home and one at the Macworld office (ah, going to the office, those were the days). Both those setups have Logitech mice. My work setup has the Performance Mouse MX that I’ve been using for over ten(!) years. At home, I have the original MX Master, which I’ve been using for four years. Suffice to say, I love these mice. They have a similar design that fits my hand beautifully, they feel great and are highly functional.

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03:00
Another patent filing hints at an ‘Apple Ring,’ a...

Apple has filed for another patent (number 20200241641) for a “wearable electronic ring computing device.” The “Apple Ring” could be used to control, among other things, a Mac. At least eight other patents have been filed for or granted to the company.

In the patent filing, Apple says that use of existing touchpads and touch-screen displays “may be cumbersome, inconvenient, or inefficient for certain tasks and applications”. A user's hands may be preoccupied with another task, for example, or the user's hands and/or arms may become fatigued after holding the device in a viewing position for extended periods of time. 

What’s more switching back-and-forth between different input modes, such as a keyboard and mouse on a Mac, may be “inefficient,” Apple says. The company says there’s a need for “a more discreet, safer, more efficient, or more ergonomic way to interact with touch pads or touch screens.” Apparently, Apple thinks an “Apple Ring”...

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03:00
Reolink Argus 3 security camera review: New look,...

This outdoor wireless security camera gets a spotlight, color night vision, and a cosmetic makeover while retaining the simplicity we love.

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03:00
Rumor: Apple’s ARM-based Macs due this fall, first...

If this rumor is true, you’re going to like it.

Per a credible leaker, Apple’s conversion to ARM-based/Apple Silicon processors could reduce the price of the first ARM-based MacBook this fall to about $799.

As predicted, it’s “…much cheaper to make its own A-series Apple Silicon chips than to buy” from Intel. Granted, it’s unknown as to whether this would be for a 12-inch MacBook (its short-lived predecessor being produced between 2015 and 2019) or its 13-inch counterpart.

Such a price point could also make these notebooks more affordable to the education market, which in some school districts, has been devoured by Google Chromebooks.

Still, savings are savings, and with Apple making its own iron, the Mac you’re hankering for could become that much more affordable in the near future.

Via The Mac Observer,...

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02:30
Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network...

John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems… Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them “Stump the Geeks!”). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband speeds, diagnosing those CPU spikes, managing battery life, Wi-Fi issues, and more. Of course, your favorite Quick Tips are here, and maybe even a few more surprises. Press play and watch while you learn five new things!

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Sunday August 2

19:23
Today at Apple returns to Apple Stores in mainland...

Apple’s in-store creative sessions are coming back to life in mainland China after being paused due to COVID-19. Today at Apple is scheduled to resume at nine stores across the country on August 3.

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18:58
Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91

One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away: the New York Times reports that William “Bill” English died on July 26th from respiratory failure at the age of 91. Alongside Douglas Englebart at the Stanford Research Institute,...

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18:33
Time is running out for Verizon's best AirPods...

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal is about to end, so if you're looking for the best price on the wireless earphones you'll want to shop before the $30 discount runs out. AirPods 2 are also on sale, with AirPods with Wireless Charging Case now on sale for $139.98.Apple AirPods dealsVerizon has Apple AirPods Pro on sale for $219.99 with free 2-day shipping or in-store pickup.

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17:16
Microsoft says it's aiming to close TikTok deal...

Microsoft added a dose of clarity to the reports of its impending TikTok purchase tonight, issuing a blog post that confirms it’s pursuing discussions with ByteDance. The company notes that CEO Satya Nadella discussed the matter with President Trump,...

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16:22
∞ Todd McFarlane’s full documentary “Like Hell I Won...

Well worth the watch if you’re a fan of the bad boy of the comic book industry.

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16:15
A $13,000 electric car will go on sale in the US by...

You’ll soon have the opportunity to buy a brand new electric car under $15,000 in the US — if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices. TechCrunch reports that Chinese automaker Kandi plans to launch two low-priced EVs in the US by the end of 2020, he...

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14:26
Classic 'Halo' games will get crossplay...

The Halo games in the Master Chief Collection should soon get many of the features you’re used to with modern shooters. The 343 Industries team has provided (via Eurogamer) an MCC “snapshot” indicating that several welcome additions are coming to the...

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13:33
Google Pixel 4a launch expected on Monday

Google's rumored Pixel 4a could be made public on Monday, with the search giant preparing to unveil a new smartphone on Monday in the Pixel family, one that could be accompanied by a 5G model.Google has confirmed that there will be a smartphone launch taking place on August 3. A page on its online store filled with Lorem Ipsum text has a Google logo color puzzle at the top, which then reveals the title of the page as "The Google Just What You've Been Waiting For Phone" and the date August 3.While the model of smartphone hasn't been confirmed, it seems that the likely candidate for launch will be the Google Pixel 4, an entry-level smartphone that's rumored to offer a fair amount to consumers for relatively little money. In terms of its Apple-based competition, its nearest rival is likely to be the second-...

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13:17
Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which...

As much as I’d like a Series 5, my Series 3 is a perfectly good smartwatch at a great price.

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13:06
Malware writer pleads guilty to helping $568 million...

Another key member of the massive Infraud cybercrime ring is likely heading to prison. Software writer Valerian Chiochiu has pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy for helping Infraud Organization develop and use FastPOS malware that helped the group stea...

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11:48
SpaceX Crew Dragon completes historic mission with...

SpaceX’s history-making Crew Dragon mission has come to a close two months after it began. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley successfully landed in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:48PM Eastern after starting their return to Earth nearly 20 hours earlier...

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11:30
After math: Big Tech gets bigger while AMC's...

As the dust settles on another non-stop spate of news let’s take a look back at the some of the top headlines from the week that was. NurPhoto via Getty Images Volkswagen paid $9.5 billion to US 'dieselgate' driversVW’s half decade debacle known as...

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11:23
Apple TV+ now free to watch on American Airlines...

Passengers of American Airlines have a new in-flight entertainment option, with Apple TV+ shows now available to view during flights, both from a passenger's mobile device and via seat-back screens for free.[via American Airlines]Quietly added to the roster on Saturday, passengers flying on American Airlines will be able to access the Apple TV+ video-streaming service during transit. The extra viewing option provides full access to the Apple TV+ service, at no additional cost.

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11:01
American Airlines offering Apple TV+ shows as free...

Apple TV+ is now available on American Airlines for free. The airline and Apple are partnering to give customers more options for passing the time whilst in the air.

As first reported by The Points Guy, Apple TV+ content is now available on American Airline entertainment systems. The exact roster of shows varies per flight, and American Airlines will mix up the offerings every few months, but it currently includes Apple’s flagship originals like The Morning Show and Defending Jacob.

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10:59
Apple demands 50% rent cuts for UK stores

I don’t know if Apple has actually “demanded” these discounts as the headline posits but I imagine it’s going to be awfully hard for a company that announced 55 billion pounds in profit last year to get any significant discounts from landlords who are “struggling” just as much.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:27
Review: Belkin's new Wemo HomeKit plug is tiny...

After debuting at CES, Belkin just started shipping its latest generation of it's small — and inexpensive — smart plug that supports Apple's HomeKit.The new Belkin Wemo Smart Plug and its boxWemo devices have been helping automate user's homes for many, many years. They previously were clunky, funky shaped adapters that were plugged into your outlets, with motion-sensing models that were connected by wires.

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10:12
Tesla is reportedly close to making a more...

Tesla might be close to making the Model Y decidedly more affordable. Electrek sources claim the automaker has begun trial production of a rear-wheel drive Long Range version of the electric crossover that would lower the price compared to the all-wh...

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10:09
Apple asks for rent reductions for its UK retail...

According to The Sunday Times, Apple is pushing for huge rent reductions across its UK retail stores “despite its sales soaring to new heights during the lockdown.”

The tech giant has told landlords of a portion of its 38-store estate in the UK that it wants rents slashed by up to 50% and a rent-free period, the article adds. In return, it has offered to extend leases by a few years.

However, as AppleInsider notes, the request has caused some friction with land owners, however, as Apple's latest quarterly results revealed an 11-percent revenue jump to US$59.7...

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10:02
Apple kicks almost 30,000 apps off the China app...

Reuters reports that Apple has removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai.

This comes during a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Earlier this year Apple gave game publishers an end-of-June deadline to submit a government-issued license number enabling users to make in-app purchases.

China’s Android app stores have long complied with those regulations. Reuters says it’s not clear why Apple is enforcing them strictly this year.

This isn’t the first time Apple has removed apps from its China app store. In 2018, the tech giant removed gambling apps. “Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China,” Apple said in a...

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09:55
Apple acquisition could help turn iPhone into mobile...

Apple has acquired Mobeewave Inc., a startup with technology that could transform iPhones into mobile payment terminals, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

By equipping a mobile phone with secure, contactless payment-acceptance capability, Mobeewave’s patented technology is designed to “power a True Wallet Experience for consumers, allowing them to put cash in to their mobile wallets as well as make payments.” With Mobeewave, anyone can accept cashless payment for anything, anyhow, enabling in-person consumer-to-consumer transactions, between strangers.

Bloomberg says that Apple paid about US$100 million for the startup, which has dozens of employees. The tech giant has retained the team, which...

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09:46
Apple extends the Apple Card deferred payment...

In an email to Apple Card users about their August statements, Apple says "we understand that the COVID-19 situation poses unique challenges for everyone and some customers may have difficulty making their monthly payments.” As it has for several months, the tech giant is allowing cardholders who apply for aid to defer their August payments without incurring interest charges.

For assistance,...

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09:40
Android version of Dark Sky discontinued after Apple...

In March, the makers of Dark Sky announced  the app had been acquired by Apple, though there was no info about the purchase price or details. Originally, the Android version was planned to be discontinued on July 1, but that was delayed a month. However, the discontinuation has now taken place.

“The Android and Wear OS apps shut down on August 1, 2020,” its developers say. “Subscribers who were active at that time will be receiving a full refund. Weather forecasts and maps on the Dark Sky website remain active.

Dark Sky is a source of hyperlocal weather info with down-to-the-minute forecasts. At the time of the purchase, it was announced that here’s what Apple's acquisition meant:

° There will be no changes to Dark Sky for iOS at this time. It will continue to be available for...

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08:56
Facebook blocks Brazil president's allies after...

Facebook has been eager to fight misinformation on its platform, but it’s concerned Brazil might have taken things a step too far. BBC News reports that Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after t...

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07:14
This week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, Tim Cook’s...

In this week’s top stories: Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies to congress, more details on the iPhone 12, Apple’s monster Q3 2020 earnings, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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06:55
Apple asks UK landlords to cut Apple Store rents in...

Apple has made a request to landlords in the United Kingdom to cut the amount of rent it pays by half and to offer a free rental period, a report claims, with Apple supposedly offering to extend its leases for those who take up its offer.Regent Street Apple Store, LondonApple's physical retail outlets in the UK were shut for a number of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with all 32 stores in England only being back in service in the country from June 15. The impact of the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures has led to Apple attempting to regain some of its lost retail profits, which it is seemingly doing by reducing one of its main store costs.

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06:13
Unreleased first-gen iPod touch shown with Mac Pro-...

Photographs of an allegedly unreleased version of the first-generation iPod touch have appeared online, with the pre-release editing shown to have a glossy coating that supposedly matched the 2013 Mac Pro.Alleged unreleased black first-generation iPod touch (via @DongleBookPro)The original release of the iPod touch consisted of a mobile device with a mirrored metal cover for the rear side, complete with Apple logo engravings, and regulatory text. The new images suggest that Apple was considering going down a different path altogether before opting for the shinier alternative.

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06:03
Chrome test could discourage websites from abusing...

Google is continuing its war against annoying website notifications. TheWindowsClub has discovered that Google will test a feature that sets an expiration time for notification subscriptions. You’d have to enable the test, but it would let you decide...

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05:58
Apple asks UK retail landlords to cut rent by 50%...

Apple is reportedly asking its retail store landlords in the UK to slash its rent by as much as 50%, according to a new report from The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut the rent and offer a “rent-free period,”, Apple is allegedly prepared to extend its leases by several years.

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05:34
Big iPhone thefts from CBP and airport warehouses in...

A dating scammer, a politician's campaign manager assaulted over iPhone, and CARES Act money used for Apple Store purchases.The Apple Store on Boylston Street, BostonThe latest in an occasional AppleInsider series, looking at the latest in Apple-related crime.

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05:17
Apple allowing Apple Card customers to defer...

In response to the continued coronavirus outbreak, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing customers to skip their Apple Card payments without incurring interest charges. Apple Card holders should receive an email announcing this “Customer Assistance Program,” which has been extended through August.

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05:12
Images show unreleased first-gen iPod touch...

Images have surfaced on Twitter this weekend offering a look at an unreleased first-generation iPod touch prototype. In these images, the iPod touch features a glossy black coating on the back, which the leaker says is the “same coating as the 2013 Mac Pro.”

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03:29
Comment: What’s the best email app for the Mac (...

Despite all the new messaging services, project management tools, and chat-based ecosystems, email remains essential. Signing into iCloud (and email) is one of my first tasks when setting up a new Mac. Signing up for almost any service on the Internet requires an email address, so it’s a universal digital identifier. Even with the popularity of web-based services like Gmail, many still prefer a desktop app to pull in multiple email addresses, use desktop plugins, and have a more native Mac experience. So what’s the best email app for the Mac?

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01:19
Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars

Baidu is on the cusp of making self-driving cars more practical. The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. It’s an...

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Saturday August 1

18:51
Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro

Google is giving you an extra incentive to buy a Chromebook: a whole lot of cloud gaming that could make your laptop shine. The tech giant has introduced a perk that gives Chromebook owners a free three-month trial of Stadia Pro. You’ll need a system...

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16:49
Dark Sky on Android shuts down following Apple deal

Like it or not, you’ll have to move on from Dark Sky if you’re an Android user. The 9to5Google reports that Apple has shut down Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS as promised, leaving users without the app’s highly localized weather. Apple had initially...

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15:37
Apple purges nearly 30,000 apps from Chinese App...

Apple has removed a large number of games and apps from the App Store in China, a research firm has determined, with almost 30,000 apps taken down in the middle of a crackdown on games that don't have the required government licensing to allow for in-app purchases.Apple has been warning game developers to acquire licenses from Chinese regulators if they wish to have their products in the iOS App Store for some time, with the potential for removal from the digital marketplace if the order isn't adhered to. A new report shows the extent of the takedowns that have happened since that June warning.According to data research firm Qimai, Apple pulled a total of 29,800 apps from the Chinese version of the App Store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games. Reuters...

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15:31
Google starts testing its replacement for third-...

Google has taken one step closer to banishing third-party cookies from Chrome. The internet giant has started testing its trust tokens with developers, with promises that more would move to live tests “soon.” As before, the company hoped to phase out...

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15:26
Apple Card COVID-19 assistance program extended into...

Apple has, once again, extended its COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program for Apple Card for another month, with customers able to defer their payments due in August without any penalty.The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the slow return to normal is making it financially hard for some families, leading to some tough choices about bill payments. In a continuation of the established program by Apple and financial partner Goldman Sachs, Apple Card customers are able to avoid one outgoing cost for the month.Apple Card users are now able to defer their August payment without incurring interest. To do so, they will need to talk to a financial representative to request entry into the scheme, or to extend any existing deferments.

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14:15
Rocket Lab will resume missions in August following...

Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle will resume ferrying satellites and other payloads to space this month. The FAA has given the company the go-ahead to launch Electron rockets again after figuring out why its 13th mission ended in failure. In early July,...

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14:05
Apple removes 30,000 apps from China App Store to...

Apple has removed over 30,000 applications from the App Store in China, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report cites new data from Qimai Research Institute, and it explains that games accounted for 90% of the app removals.

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13:31
∞ “Hockey Tape” was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro

Of course Apple Canada would do a video like this.

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13:22
Florida teen charged as “mastermind” behind massive...

I don’t know if it’s scary, sad, or lucky it was “just” three young hackers who did this and not a nation-state or other bad actor. Probably a combination of all three.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:50
'League of Legends' championship will...

At least one major eSports league is determined to push forward with in-person finals despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will take place in Shanghai between September 25th and Oc...

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12:41
Apple sunsets Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS

Dark Sky, the popular weather app, is no longer available to download or use on Android and Wear OS, with the Apple-owned app now nonfunctional on Google's mobile and wearable device platforms.Dark Sky for iOSAs scheduled by Apple, the Dark Sky app has stopped working on Android and Wear OS devices. Users of the app are now not able to access weather reports from the app itself, and instead must check other apps for the same details.

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11:30
Hitting the Books: Why women make better astronauts

Kate Greene knows better than most what it’s like to live on Mars. As a member of NASA’s inaugural 2013 HI-SEAS project, she spent four months in a simulated Martian environment on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa. In Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars, Greene exami...

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11:13
New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s...

One of the major security enhancements Apple has brought to its devices over the years is the Secure Enclave chip, which encrypts and protects all sensitive data stored on the devices. Last month, however, hackers claimed they found a permanent vulnerability in the Secure Enclave, which could put data from iPhone, iPad, and even Mac users at risk.

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The post New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:13
New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s...

One of the major security enhancements Apple has brought to its devices over the years is the Secure Enclave chip, which encrypts and protects all sensitive data stored on the devices. Last month, however, hackers claimed they found a permanent vulnerability in the Secure Enclave, which could put data from iPhone, iPad, and even Mac users at risk.

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The post New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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11:11
Apple shuts down Dark Sky for Android and Wear OS

Apple made a surprise acquisition of Dark Sky in March and there are signs that it’s already live in iOS 14. As part of this, the weather forecasting service is gradually being deprecated for non-Apple devices and clients. The Dark Sky shutdown is now complete for Android and Wear OS, but the website sees a reprieve.

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10:24
Apple assembly partners to take part in India's...

Apple's assembly partners Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron have all applied to participate in India's $6.6 billion Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, in a bid for benefits for increasing production of smartphones in the country.India has been planning the PLI scheme for some time, with a goal to tempt large-scale manufacturers to increase their production of smartphones in the country. According to the Indian government, Apple's manufacturing partners will be taking part in the scheme, as well as Samsung and other local mobile device vendors.The scheme will provide a 6% financial incentive on additional sales of goods produced in the country over a five-year period, TechCrunch reports India IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...

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10:14
Watch SpaceX return Crew Dragon astronauts to Earth...

SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission is about to come to an end, and you can watch the conclusion as it happens. NASA TV is providing live coverage as astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley undock Crew Dragon and return to Earth. The broadcast star...

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09:43
President Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the...

President Donald Trump threatened to ban the popular video app TikTok in the United States, an act that could take place on Saturday and risks raising tensions between the U.S. and China once more.Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Friday night, President Trump advised "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States." When asked when the ban could happen, Trump continued "Soon, immediately. I mean essentially immediately."Trump claimed to have the authority to ban TikTok, Bloomberg reports. Before Air Force One landed following a trip to Florida, Trump doubled down on the timing of the ban, declaring "I will sign the document tomorrow."

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09:30
Apple Watch 'Series 6' could use smaller...

The Apple Watch Series 6 may have a comparable or shorter battery life compared to previous models, with regulatory filings indicating there could be three different sizes of battery used, with two out of the three smaller than the last generation and one larger.Apple Watch collectionApple's refinements with the Apple Watch series have led to wearable devices that are more power-efficient, extending their battery life as much as possible to get users though the day. Initial regulatory filings relating to the next model suggest Apple may be leaning on its power efficiency improvements.

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09:00
Podcast of the Week: Live! From Tomorrow

Live! From Tomorrow is a new musical comedy about innovation in tech and business. The unique aspect of it is that it’s a podcast. It’s produced in the style of a cast album, and it combines studio recordings with live performances and interviews. It contains five episodes over two acts. During the show, Matt Hooper launches a variety show from a local coffee shop. more…

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08:35
TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to...

TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect Ame...

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08:11
Apple Acquires Mobeewave to Create iPhone Payment...

Apple has acquired startup Mobeewave Inc. which uses technology to let people tap their credit card or phone on another phone to process a payment (via Bloomberg).

iPhone Payment Terminals

The technology doesn’t need an app or hardware like a Square Terminal to work, using a smartphone’s NFC chip instead. iPhones have had NFC chips since 2014. Sources say Apple paid about US$100 million for the company, keeping the team of employees who will continue to work out of Montreal, Canada.

This isn’t the only payment-related technology Apple is working on. Code...

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07:16
The Morning After: Trump threatens to 'ban...

We didn’t even have to wait until August to find out who was behind that massive Twitter breach on July 15th. Florida authorities arrested a Tampa teenager as he and two others were charged with a litany of felonies in the attack that hijacked numero...

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07:00
Recommended Reading: The fear of TikTok

Why America is afraid of TikTokMichael Schuman, The AtlanticA US Senator called it a Trojan Horse. President Trump reportedly wants Chinese owner ByteDance to sell it off to a buyer based in the States or to ban it entirely without having it change h...

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07:00
Making the Grade: iWork is an essential tool for...

iWork has long been thought of as the third tier of productivity suites on macOS and iOS compared to G Suite and Microsoft 365, but it combines free software with a robust local application that, when used along with side G Suite for collaboration needs, creates a vast ecosystem of tools in K–12. What are the reasons to use iWork in K-12? more…

The post Making the Grade: iWork is an essential tool for schools without Microsoft Office appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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06:54
Potential Apple Watch Series 6 battery passes...

A battery from Apple potentially destined for a future Apple Watch or AirPods charging case has passed through a Korean certification database. This comes after new a MacBook battery passed through international regulatory agencies earlier this week.

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06:17
NHL players stick iPhone 11 Pro to skates with tape...

Apple has released a new video marking NHL's return to play, with players from the Vegas Golden Knights filming unique footage using an iPhone 11 Pro on the ice, with the assistance of hockey tape.Part of Apple's ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, the latest installment appears on Apple's YouTube page for Canada. The video, titled "Hockey Tape," revolves around not only the video features of the iPhone 11 Pro, but also how it is possible to record from some interesting-but-risky angles.Throughout the ad spot, players Marc-Andre Fleury and Mark Stone play around with the iPhone 11 Pro in the Sobe Ice Arena. Rather than using a tripod to mount the iPhone in place, the players instead apply the titular hockey tape to the iPhone to adhere it to a variety of surfaces.

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05:05
The first US COVID-19 exposure notification apps...

In order to help fight the spread of COVID-19, Apple and Google quickly developed exposure notification technology for Android and iOS that that relied on Bluetooth technology in mobile phones. They initially released their platforms in May (via an u...

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05:00
Seven Apple App Store apps to help you be a...

By Frank Hamilton

Our parents probably envy the opportunities that modern students have. There are a lot of student apps that can help them to facilitate their difficult lives . Unfortunately, many young people do not use all the useful solutions available at App Store preferring video games and other time-eating apps. However, if you want to become a more productive and organized student, then the following applications for students are for you.

Strides

This application will allow you to learn how to form the right habits and track your path to achieving the goal. This application is considered one of the best solutions for those who want to be successful and productive. The app allows you to set goals and then track your progress daily. The app is developed on the basis of a to-do list. An indispensable tool...

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04:56
Controversy, an antitrust hearing, and Tim Cook in a...

There may not have been a new 2020 iMac, but Apple was rarely out of the headlines in July, with a series of controversies, an unimaginable amount of cash — and a surprising number of launches.L-R: "The Underdogs", US House of Judiciary, :Greyhound"We're all used to Apple being the most profitable company in the world, and most of us believe its repeated claim that it doesn't put money first. But in July 2020, we reached a true financial milestone for Apple: Tim Cook actually seemed a bit embarrassed how much money they'd made.

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04:01
News round-up: Apple appeal denied, APPL stock soars...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: the full Federal Circuit has declined to revisit a decision blocking Apple and Visa from appealing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's "unfettered discretion" to throw out covered business method reviews of an e-wallet patent, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

° Apple's stock price crashed through the $400 mark in regular trading Friday, rising over 5% to about $406.

° And speaking of Apple stock, these developments as noted by AppleInsider: Investment bank Cowen has raised...

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03:55
Defense Titan Power Station is now 10% Off

We at iLounge have a special deal on the Defense Titan Power Station, which allows you to charge virtually all your devices anywhere you go.

How does a behemoth 62,200mAh portable battery station sound? Take a peek at the Titan Power Station’s beefy footprint and you’ll discover a whole lot of charging and port capabilities.

It’s the perfect companion for weekend warriors, RV owners, and people who absolutely must bring their tablet, laptop, and gadgets with them!

Defense Titan Power Station

You get three USB-A, a USB-C, a 12V car port and AC outlet for simultaneous charging on up to 224W, with safety features such as short circuit and over voltage protection. The digital display shows you just how much juice you have left for added convenience. Also, a top handle makes the Titan Power Station easy to lift and move around.

The Defense Titan Power Station normally costs $299, while we at iLounge are giving it away for just $269.99. Get it...

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